Apple Planning New Smart Cover For iPad 3
A Recent leak of some spare parts, alleged to be parts of iPad 3 part has revealed that the magnetized Smart Cover will work on the upcoming tablet. Though iPad 3 has been launched, Apple is yet to introduce an enhanced cover for the iPad 3.
Citing a “repeatedly reliable source,” iLounge said that a new Smart Cover with a fiberglass back is coming for iPad 3.
The report contradicted previous rumors saying the sixth-generation iPhone (named as iPhone 5 by Apple fanboys) will feature an aluminum casing. Instead, according to the latest buzz, Apple is said to be implementing Gorilla Glass 2 material for the next iPhone’s exterior design.
Apple apparently has been working on a Smart Cover-influenced case of its own for the upcoming iPad. Said to be similar to Incase’s Magazine Jacket (and a host of subsequent alternatives that have appeared for the iPad 2), this new case has a folding magnetized Smart Cover on the front, and a rear shell made from fiberglass covered with PU/bicast leather. It’s unclear whether this case will be solely for the thicker new iPad or include backwards compatibility for the iPad 2.
This rumor should be taken as a speculation as Apple has not confirmed it. Originally, Apple introduced the Smart Cover by saying, “iPad 2 is thin, sleek, and flat-out amazing. So why hide it in a bulky case?” Incase’s Magazine Jacket is not as minimal in appearance.
In terms of the iPhone 5 rumor mill, iLounge contradicted with earlier rumors that Apple will introduce an aluminum iPhone later this year. According to its source, Apple is “continuing to experiment with glass and ceramic rear shells for a future iPhone model.” The new design would be thinner than the current iPhone (iPhone 4S) and use Corning’s Gorilla glass for reinforced durability.
Interestingly, iLounge also corroborated a recent report, saying Apple is working to discontinue the 30-pin dock connector in the “near future.” A larger screen is also said to be “on the cards” for the iPhone 5.
Source: Cult Of Mac